Smart data are essential when faced with massive-scale data collections. "Smart" refers to data that are tagged or indexed with meaning-filled metadata that carry information about the semantic meaning of the data, its applications, use cases, content, context, and more. Such meta-tags enable efficient and effective discovery, description, and delivery of the right data at the right time, both to humans and to automatic processes.
Kirk Borne is a data scientist and an astrophysicist who has used his talents at Booz Allen since 2015. He was professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University (GMU) for 12 years. He served as undergraduate advisor for the GMU data science program and graduate advisor in the computational science and informatics Ph.D. program.